Yellowstone Art Museum’s April and May events

Posted on 05 April 2016

April Events and Programs:

 Docent 2nd Saturday: Art for Kids

“Gnarly Designs”

Saturday, April 9, 2016

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ages 5 – 12

$6 members, $7 non-members

Registration opens one week prior to each class.

Design your own skateboard deck inspired by Harold Schlotzhauer: The Shape of Motion. To register, please contact Berenice Munson, Education Program Coordinator, at 406-256-6804 x 232 or artsuitcase@artmuseum.org.

 

Paint ‘n’ Sip with Sarah Morris

Thursday, April 14, 2016

7 p.m.–9 p.m.

$45 members, $50 non-members

Enjoy an evening out at the YAM’s Visible Vault. No experience necessary. Grab your glass and artist’s tools and get ready for a fun artistic experience with Sarah Morris. All canvases, paints, and brushes are provided with the cost of the class. First glass of wine or beer is included with additional glasses and bottles of wine available for purchase.

 

Experience Art Adult Education

“Pinhole and Other Photography”

Workshop led by Edward Barta

Saturday, April 16, 2016

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

YAM Education Studio–class limited to 20 students

$60 members, $67 non-members

Local photographer and museum docent, Edward Barta, will instruct students on making their own pinhole cameras.  Class members will use a darkroom to produce both a negative and a positive image. A Quaker Oats cereal box, supplied by Edward, will be used to form the camera. To sign up, call the museum front desk at 406-256-6804 or visit us online at artmuseum.org/education/adult-education.

 

Experience Art Adult Education

“Drawing Comics”

Workshop led by Jason Jam

Saturday, April 23, 2016

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

YAM Education Studio–class limited to 10 students

$60 members, $67 non-members

Students will learn the fundamentals of creating unique and inventive comic characters and environments. From single panel to graphic novel, animals to superheroes, this class covers all aspects of cartooning. To sign up, call the museum front desk at 406-256-6804 or visit us online at artmuseum.org/education/adult-education.

 

360° Skateboard Design Competition Deadline

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Submissions are due to the Yellowstone Art Museum by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 for the 360° exhibition on view May 3–29. All submissions must include the completed design template and completed entry form. The template and form can be found online www.artmuseum.org or can be picked up at the museum front desk.

 

May Events and Programs:

 

ArtWalk & Jam at the YAM

Friday, May 6, 2016

5–9 p.m.

Yellowstone Art Museum

Museum admission is free during Artwalk, and it is combined with Jam at the YAM. Enjoy live music and view our exhibitions Harold Schlotzhauer: The Shape of Motion, The Falcon’s Eye:  Nature Photographs by Michael Sample, and Boundless Visions. Cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres provided. First drink is free for new member sign-ups and membership renewals.

 

Dollar Day

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Yellowstone Art Museum

Admission is free for members or $1 for all others the first Saturday of every month.

 

Raven’s Café d’Art Mother’s Day Brunch Special

Sunday, May 8, 2016

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Raven’s Café d’Art, Yellowstone Art Museum

Treat your mom to Mother’s Day at Raven’s Café d’Art. Enjoy unique brunch selections or special luncheon items that include appetizers, dessert, and champagne. Limited seating with outdoor seating in the atrium available weather permitting. Make your reservation by calling 406-256-6804 x247.

 

Paint ‘n’ Sip with Emily Nell Yellow Bird

Thursday, May 12, 2016

7–9 p.m.

$45 members, $50 non-members

Enjoy an evening out at the YAM’s Visible Vault. No experience necessary. Grab your glass and artist’s tools and get ready for fun artistic experience led by Emily Nell Yellow Bird. All canvases, paints, and brushes are provided in the cost of the class. First glass of wine or beer is included with additional glasses and bottles of wine available for purchase.

 

McDonald Family Free Day

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Enjoy free admission to the museum for everyone and free children’s art activity from 10 – 12 p.m. will be in the Education Studio. This free day is sponsored by the Sam and Judy McDonald Foundation.

 

International Museum Free Day

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Enjoy free admission to the museum for all in honor of International Museum Day. This day is an occasion to raise awareness of how important museums are in the development of society. The theme this year is Museums and Cultural Landscapes. Every year since 1977 International Museum Day has been organized worldwide around May 18.

 

Revelations of a Life in Motion

Gallery Talk by Harold Schlotzhauer

Thursday, May 19, 2016

6:30–7:30 p.m.

Yellowstone Art Museum, Montana Gallery

Join Montana Master series artist Harold Schlotzhauer as he leads visitors through The Shape of Motion, revealing the intentions of his life’s work. Much of the exhibition exemplifies the artist’s love of the outdoors and winter sports.

 

FAM at the YAM

Friday Family Fun Night

Friday, May 20, 2016

5–7 p.m.

$6 member child, $7 non-member child

Free member adults, $3 non-member adult

No registration required. All ages are welcome.

Join in on this opportunity for the whole family to come and make art together! Session taught by local artists. Come and go between 5 – 7 p.m.

 

Experience Art Adult Education

“Hand-Dyed Batik Kite Building”

Workshop led by Terry Zee Lee and Drake Smith

Saturday, May 21, 2016

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

YAM Education Studio–class limited to 10 students

$60 members, $67 non-members

Students will use industrial-sized coffee filters and Blick concentrated watercolor paint to make batik patterns that translate into fabulous, well-flying kites. To sign up, call the museum front desk at 406-256-6804 or visit us online at artmuseum.org/education/adult-education.

 

Veterans and Armed Forces Free Day

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Free admission to the museum for all in honor of our country's veterans and current armed service members.

 

Exhibitions:

EXHIBITION SEASON SPONSORS: David Orser and Ossie Abrams, and U.S. Bank

 

Boundless Visions: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Exhibition is ongoing 

Boundless Visions features changing selections from the YAM's permanent collections, including art from the late nineteenth century to the present. This long-term exhibition is the only exhibition in Montana where you can learn the story of art in this region from its beginnings to the present day.

TITLE SPONSORS: David Orser and Ossie Abrams

 

Harold Schlotzhauer:  The Shape of Motion

Through July 3, 2016

Harold Schlotzhauer is one of the region’s most prolific and distinctive artists. With decades of experience behind him, he continues to explore the intersection between the observable and the imagined, creating a vivid visual language that soars beyond the edges of the picture plane. Schlotzhauer’s approach is bold and playful, but dazzlingly serious in its intent to create engaging images that make the intangible real. Shapes, lines, and sweeping color dance together in choreographed movement to elicit a personal response from the viewer to Schlotzhauer’s visual language. That language is inspired by myriad sources, including the traditional Asian arts, graffiti, children’s toys, and the rhythms of nature.

TITLE SPONSOR: Laurence and Ruth Martin; LEAD SPONSOR: Anonymous, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Deborah Anspach and Dr. John Hanson, Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, and Diane Boyer Jerhoff

 

The Falcon’s Eye:  Nature Photographs by Michael Sample

Through August 21, 2016

Publisher, philanthropist, and family man Michael S. Sample is known widely for his extraordinarily sensitive nature photography. The Yellowstone Art Museum will honor Sample’s wealth of nature photographs recorded during his all-season outdoor adventures.  Through his photography, Sample captured the essence of Western wildlife and geography while revealing his own adventurous yet quiet nature. The subjects of his work range from the sublime view of a single wildflower frozen in an early winter snow to an epic storm over the Rocky Mountains. 

TITLE SPONSOR: David Orser and Ossie Abrams; LEAD SPONSOR: Toucan Gallery, Bill and Laverne Royer, Eide Bailly, LLP, Merrill Lynch, Spalding Houghton Group, and Gary and Melissa Oakland

 

360° Skateboard Design Competition and Exhibition

Tuesday, May 3–29, 2016

Yellowstone Art Museum, Donna M. Forbes Wall

See this special exhibition inspired by skateboards included in the exhibition Harold Schlotzhauer: The Shape of Motion. View local skateboard designs submitted as part of this competition. Visitors will vote on their favorite designs. Winning artists in three age categories will each receive a skateboard embellished with their winning design. Information about competition rules and deadlines will be found on the museum’s website.

TITLE SPONSOR: Mary Alice Fortin Foundation; CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR: Discontent

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